|release date||January 23 1987|
|writer||Carolyn Lefcourt, Brian Garfield|
|starring||Terry O'Quinn, Shelley Hack|
|tagline||Daddy's Home and He's Not Very Happy|
SynopsisJerry Blake (Terry O Quinn, Lost) is a man obsessed with having the perfect American Dream life: including the house with the white picket fence in the suburbs, an adoring wife and loving children. He believes he has found it when he marries Susan Maine and becomes the stepfather to her 16-year-old daughter, Stephanie. But Stephanie gets an uneasy feeling when she is around Jerry with his Father Knows Best attitude: she can see that there is a darker side behind his cheerful exterior. Could she just be going through the typical teenager rebellion against her new stepfather, or is he actually the same man who brutally murdered his family just one year earlier?
All Jerry Blake (Terry O’Quinn) wanted was the perfect life. The perfect wife, the perfect kids, the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood. All Jerry wanted was the “American Dream”. But people aren’t picture perfect and relationships are messy and teenage daughters get into fights at school and make out with boys on the front porch. Most parents would take those kinds of hurdles and chalk them up to the sporadic nature of existence. But not Jerry. Those kind of behaviors “disappoint” Jerry. And when Jerry is disappointed he expresses that disappointment with the business-end of a gleaming stainless steel blade…or maybe a nearby 2×4. …Read More